The third volume of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century
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Mark Treharne's acclaimed new translation of The Guermantes Way
will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary richness of Marcel Proust. The third volume in Penguin Classics' superb new edition of In Search of Lost Time--
the first completely new translation of Proust's masterpiece since the 1920s--brings us a more comic and lucid prose than English readers have previously been able to enjoy.
After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time
, The Guermantes Way
opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way
defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world.